Rules Terms Of Service FAQ


In order to make your and everyone else's experience on Windlyn Online a pleasant one, please follow these rules that outline what is acceptable behaviour. We have designed these rules in order to minimize conflict and maximize your enjoyment of the site. Our moderators and other staff have the authority to enforce such rules and act on behalf of your and Windlyn's best interests.


    In order to access some features of the Site, you will have to create an account.
    You must submit a valid e-mail address and select a password and username during the registration process. You may never use another’s account without permission. When creating your account, you must provide accurate and complete information. Failure to do so shall constitute a breach of the Terms of Use, which may result in immediate termination of your account. You shall not:
    1. select or use a username a name of another person with the intent to impersonate that person;
    2. use as a username a name subject to any rights of a person other than you without appropriate authorization;
    3. use as a username a name that is otherwise offensive, vulgar or obscene. Windlyn Online reserves the right to refuse registration of, or terminate an account in its sole discretion.

    You are solely responsible for activity that occurs on your account and shall be responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password. You shall never use another user’s account without such other user’s express permission. You will immediately notify a Windlyn moderator of any unauthorized use of your account, or other account related security breach of which you are aware.

User Interactions:

  1. Never ask for or give out passwords. Staff members will never ask you for your password. Any attempt in asking for other people's password is strictly prohibited.
  2. Never display, request, or share any personal information for you or anyone else that strangers or people you just met could be used to find you or someone else in the real, offline, world -- for example, mailing or home address or home or mobile telephone numbers of yourself or others.
  3. Be Courteous. Please be civil and courteous towards your fellow Winners. We aren't too picky about language, but overly abusive language is not allowed. If your post is excessively vulgar, insulting, explicit, or hateful, it may be removed and disciplinary actions may be taken on your account(s).
  4. Respect the ToS: Encouraging or endorsing violations of our Terms of Service, or illicit activities in general, is not permitted.
  5. Be Constructive: When commenting on artwork or reviewing web links, please try to be constructive in your criticism or balance criticism with praise. If your comments are excessively insulting or vulgar, action may be taken against your account.
  6. The No's:
    1. No Spamming: Spam, or posts that are nonsensical or irrelevant to the forum in which they're posted, should only be posted in the Spam forum. We encourage users to stay on a topic relevant to the theme of where discussions are being held.
    2. No "Double Posting": "Double Posting," where one user posts multiple times without allowing anyone else to chime in is frowned upon. We understand users like to "reserve" posts on the front page and will allow this. Users are strongly encouraged to reply to other users in one post, and give others a chance to reply before posting again. Our "bump limit," the amount of time before a user is allowed to post twice (or more) in a row, is two hours.
    3. No Trolling: Trolling is to "make a deliberately offensive or provocative online posting with the aim of upsetting someone or eliciting an angry response from them," and is not permitted.
    4. No Stalking: Persistent harassment of an individual or group of individuals against their wishes (commonly known as 'stalking') is not permitted. If someone asks you to stop, please leave them alone.
    5. No Cybering: Soliciting or engaging in cybersex (the exchange of descriptions, photos, videos, or any other media of sexual experiences) or mature content role play is not allowed on Windlyn Online. Making sexually suggestive or explicit posts can result in them being removed, and action being taken against your account.
    6. No Child Abuse: Discussion, depiction, or promotion of child sexuality, abuse, exploitation, and/or related topics that may be harmful to or threaten the security of a child (minor) is not allowed. Submitting any content or utilizing language or terms meant to imply or insinuate these situations may result in action being taken against your account.
    7. No Pirating: Requesting or sharing material you do not own the copyright to or have permission to share (such as music, software, and anime) is not permitted.
    8. No Banking Services: User-run banking services, such as those providing interest, pawn shop, or other investment and loan services, are not permitted for security reasons. Any banking services found will be removed and may result in your account, and all or any accounts involved, being banned.
  7. If In Doubt: Ask. If you are submitting content to Windlyn Online and you are unsure whether that content violates our Terms of Service or other rules, it is best to check with a Windlyn moderator before submission.


  1. Mature material: Any material that is sexually explicit or pornographic, or depicts excessive violence or gore is not permitted. Nudity in the forums is not permitted. Keep in mind that some members may be as young as 13.
  2. Harmful Images: Certain types of graphic images may contribute to or otherwise cause viewers to experience an adverse physical reaction, such as migraine headaches or seizures, and are not permitted. Should your post or signature contain such an image, it may be removed. Such signatures will be dealt with on a case by case basis.
  3. Copyright Violation: Posting images that you do not have the rights to may be treated as copyright infringement or art theft if the owner of the image makes a complaint. Attempting to use stolen art for profit is considered to be scamming. Claiming art that you did not create yourself as your own work will be treated as art theft, which can result in legal prosecution in real life. Art that you have made yourself, but that was heavily copied or traced from the work of others, or includes images or graphics you did not make yourself, may also be treated as art theft.


Failure to follow the rules above may result in your account or ip being banned from Windlyn Online. In some cases, the ban will be temporary, with repeat offenders receiving a permanent ban, and some cases may result in a permanent ban immediately. The following offences are some, but not all reasons for an immediate permanent ban:

  1. Botting Using an automated script, macro, or refreshing feature to post or surf web pages in order to generate Feathers is forbidden. The use of any software or codes to generate Feathers without the need for you being in front of your computer is generally considered to be botting. Anyone suspected of botting will have their account banned.
  2. Scamming. We reward our users with Feathers and hard-to-find rare items, but we have no tolerance for people who try to take other users' assets with get-rich-quick schemes or promises of rare items. Running any kind of scam - including but not limited to lottery scams or trade scams - is strictly prohibited.
  3. Hacking. Hacking is defined as "unauthorized access to another user's account". This includes accessing an account that does not belong to you, or profiting from items taken from a hacked account. Attempts to hack, such as trying to obtain another user's password, will also lead to your account being banned.
  4. Impersonating another user or a Windlyn Staff Member, including Administrators and Moderators.
  5. Buying/Selling. Buying or selling Windlyn Feathers, items, or accounts for real-life cash, whether on Windlyn Online or on other sites, is strictly prohibited. Attempts to buy or sell Windlyn Feathers may also lead to your account being banned.
  6. Offsite trading. Trading, or attempting to trade, Windlyn Feathers for non-Windlyn related accounts or items (or vice versa).
  7. Exploiting glitches for personal gain. No site is perfect, and you will (sometimes) run into a glitch while using Windlyn Online. When you do, please report it by posting to our Bug Report or Support forum if it is unable to be exploited by others. If it is, PM details about it to a staff member and do not post it in a public area. Intentionally exploiting obvious glitches in order to gain more items, Feathers, or other benefits can result in your account being frozen.

Please be aware that if your account is banned, you will no longer be able to access your Windlyn Feathers or items that you licensed from the site, or any Wings that you have purchased.

Failure to comply with these rules and guidelines may result in disciplinary action and ultimately the termination of your Windlyn account. Your use of Windlyn Online is also subject to the terms and conditions set forth in the Terms of Service.


We want everyone to have fun. If you think what you're posting might offend, bother, harass, harm, etc someone in any way, don't. Also don't steal, cheat, sell Windlyn things for real life money, or use other people's accounts without their permission.